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Lack of sun does not explain low vitamin D in elderly who are overweight
...ure may not account for low levels of vitamin D in elders
who are overweight. People aged 65 and over with high percent body fat have lower levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, the storage form of vitamin D, compared to those who have lower percent body fat, says corresponding author Susan Harris, DSc, epidem...
Newborn neurons like to hang with the 'in' crowd
...ence known and hook up with already well-connected elders
has been unclear. "If you have hopes that one day neuronal stem cells can replace damaged neurons in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease you have to ensure that these cells make proper connections, form functional ...
Liverpool scientists work to improve water quality in Ghana
...al Research (CSIR), conducted a survey amongst the elders
of the Accra tribes to understand how they used the rivers and wildlife and how they would like the area to be improved. The team have also completed chemical and biological assessments of rivers in the area and will use this information to train wa...
New OHSU senior care program gets $2.5M boost
...Plus reshapes health care practice in the care for elders
and those with multiple chronic diseases, which has been described as mediocre, fragmented and inefficient in the United States. Care Management Plus "establishes a medical home by overcoming the problem of complexity of follow-up," Dorr said. "Pat...
OHSU studies of technology for healthy aging get boost
...ng research and assure successful aging by helping elders
retain independence, detecting early physical and ... regularity of medication-taking. In addition, the elders
will carry devices to unobtrusively collect data about how their activity outside the home relates t...
UAF to host arctic change symposium
...naming ceremony for Ingstad Mountain, which Native elders
symbolically gave to Ingstad when he left the area five decades ago. ...
Computer card game detects cognitive changes
...ple, show distinctions between cognitively healthy elders
and those with even mild cognitive impairment." ...hnology, studies and develops technology to assess elders
in their home environments. The goal is to help them retain independence by discretely collecting da...
New research examines genetics of successful aging
...ecreased frequency of the APOE E4 allele among the elders
compared to the group of young adults. These gene variants confer protection and risk, respectively, of Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia in late life. The study also identified novel genetic regions associated with successful ...
UC faculty members break new ground while treading gently on the Alaskan tundra
...ity of Cincinnati team is interviewing the Inupiaq elders
and working with them as partners in order to bett... the traditional knowledge of the Inupiaq (Eskimo) elders
who live in the far North. "The Inupiaq people (Eskimos) are the indigenous people of the Arctic," ...
Individualized medicine emerging from gene-environment studies
...ssure affects about 65 percent of African American elders
between the ages of 65 and 74. When the Penn State researchers analyzed data from a recent twin study, the Carolina African American Twin Study of Aging, they found a large proportion of the individual variability in blood pressure for African Ameri...
New pheromone creates buzz about the clout of older bees
...ind of the same thing as with people, you need the elders
to check on the young, even if the young are physically able to go out on their own, it's not the best situation for anybody and now we know how it works." Huang worked with a team that spanned from the United States, France and Canada to explain h...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...patients confirms that a significant proportion of elders
experienced night sweats, day sweats and hot flashes. The authors suggest that the presence of these symptoms should prompt additional questions about febrile illnesses, diabetes, anxiety, depression, somatic and visceral pain, sensory deficits, and ...